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full length floorpan installation..??

hello all..it has been some time since i posted last..i sold my 67 convertible and sooo not much fun since...
NOW, i have a new project and i need help..
i am looking to see how all of those that have done this..are there any pictures and descriptions of installing complete front to rear tailpanel..floors...leaving tailpanel in place...can it be done?? did you brace the inside of the car..??this is a coupe..
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Re: full length floorpan installion..??

Some slip them in from underneath if you can get the car up high enough, and some folks slip them through the windshield opening. What other work will be going onat the same time? That may dictate how you do it.
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Re: full length floorpan installion..??

i will be repairing the left inner rocker as well..and outer wheelhouses...
reason i am looking at the floorpan complete ..someone welded in trunk pan and did not weld it to the frame rails..front floor is not welded to torque boxes and there is rot on rear frame rail at rear spring perch
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The one piece floor will come with the torque boxes, so you can take out the old ones. Sounds like you'll want to replace the rotted frame rail too, especially since its to welded to the trunk, so it'll come out easy.
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Re: full length floorpan installion..??

thanks bob, i appreciate the replies ..

.like i stated ..the rails and torque boxes and the way the job had been done i felt like this is the way to go..i am asking for descriptions and pictures ..from anyone that has done this ..leaving tail panel on the car..i want this to turn out correctly..
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Re: full length floorpan installion..??

I have done 2...only way it will go in through windshield is if the dash and steering column is out. We tried

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Re: full length floorpan installion..??

thanks doug and bob...did you get any pictures of how you supprted the car??was it done wth a rotissiere??i am very serious about this project..the car belongs to a friend and i want to make it a sloid car...
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Re: full length floorpan installion..??

I did mine through the trunk with the taipan off and the shell sitting on a frame jig. The rockers were supported on the jig at the front, and the frame rails were as well. If you're going to do it from underneath, you'll have to get the car up pretty high and support the rockers. Are you planning to have the subframe off?
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Re: full length floorpan installion..??

First one was on a body cart (just the tub) and second one was on 6? jack stands all leveled up (no front clip or motor/tranny).

If the rockers are good and the door gaps are good, you should be able to support the car in a number of places (4 corners and along the rockers to keep any stress off the tub) with the car being level... you should be fine. Just keep a close eye on the level and door gaps, remembering not to be too aggressive since it is a uni-body on stands.

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BTW- the other reason to make sure you get the shell up nice and high is because you're going to have to crawl up under there to weld the pan to the rockers. Make sure you're comfy under there- you're going to be there for a while welding overhead.....
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BTW- the other reason to make sure you get the shell up nice and high is because you're going to have to crawl up under there to weld the pan to the rockers. Make sure you're comfy under there- you're going to be there for a while welding overhead.....
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Re: full length floorpan installion..??

hey bob, doug, and tim..thanks for the replies..
yes the subframe is going to be off...i really would love to put this on the rotissirie it would make the welding alot easier...lol
my convertible i only did the full length panels for each side and i did those on a cart..alot of climbing in and out..and a lot of burnt flesh..
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Re: full length floorpan installion..??

tim ,
your project was a major build looks like...how is that going?? is she completed??
my 67 i only had to do the tulips and the upper dash panel...i was fortunate as far as the
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The burnt flesh shouldnt be too big of an issue as long as you're able to lay lengthwise under the car and lay on your side so you're welding out in front of you. I had a full body jig under my car when I did mine, so I could only get in sideways because of the long rail that ran front to back, so I got a lot of spatter on my shoulders. I just did about 1/2 of the welds on the jig, and put some along the top of the pan inside the car to tie it to the rockers, and did the rest later when I had better access.
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